We have so many friends that lived meaningful and joyful lives with ALS. This was possible due to their inner strength and the love and support of family, friends and the ALS Association. So, we will continue to support the ALS Association in hopes that those currently living with ALS will also live full and joyful lives.
The Hope-Filled Walkers are just that. We are filled with hope from the services, equipment and support provided by ALSA. We are filled with hope for the research taking place to find causes, treatments and one day a cure for ALS. And we are filled with hope from the love and support of so many people that continue walk with us.
Please join us Saturday October 23 for the "walk where you are" Walk to Defeat ALS.
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease yet it still costs loved ones an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and donate or join a walk today.